A new GMC Sierra has arrived, and it’s less of a carbon copy of the Chevrolet Silverado than previous models have been.
No, it’s no longer just a different front fascia and exclusive badging that sets GMC’s full-size pick up truck apart from the Chevy. There are actual mechanical differences.
- Visually, you know that this is a Sierra and not a Silverado by the reworked, more prominent chrome grille, which looks bolder than before; new bumpers; “light blade” LED headlights; squared-off wheel arches. It has a more traditional truck look than it’s bow-tie counterpart.
- Unfortunately, aside from few trim enhancements and the GMC badging, the interior remains a carbon copy. The high-trim Denali model (pictured) spruces featuring more premium leather seats with contrast stitching, dark-finish aluminum accents and authentic open-pore wood trim.
- Like the latest Silverado, the new Sierra is the said to boast more interior room for occupants with ample storage.
- A multi-color head-up display, rear camera mirror and new surround vision system that help you park, and a ProGrade trailering system that can be operated from a mobile app are among the wide range of safety and assistance features on offer.
- The Chevy doesn’t get the Sierra’s industry-first carbon fiber pickup bed, which is recyclable and lighter than a steel bed.
- The most noteworthy differentiator is the Sierra’s exclusive new MultiPro six-function tailgate. The extremely versatile innovation provides owners with enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation mode, and easier access to items in the box. Watch it in action.
- Overall weight has been reduced by approximately 360 lbs thanks to the use of more high-strength steel and aluminum.
- The engine lineup includes GM’s existing 6.2- and 5.3-liter V8 engines — both have been upgraded to deliver better overall performance — as well as a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline six.
Sales of the all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra begin in fall 2018. Let us know what you think about it, especially when compared to the new Silverado and RAM 1500 and, of course, the latest Ford F-150.